Miniature Christmas Snow Globe Polymer Clay Tutorial
If you couldn’t tell from my last few posts, I really love Christmas. Inspired by my sister-in-law, who loves pastel holidays, I decided to make a few teeny, tiny snow globes that actually work. This tutorial involves polymer clay. I offer two different designs, depending on the look and skill level you have with clay sculpting. If you’d like to skip straight to the video, you can scroll all the way to the bottom, or see it on YouTube here.
The sizes of mine (and the supply link below) are 20mm. This makes them the perfect size for larger doll houses (or big, fancy snow globes for regular-sized doll houses). They are REALLY the perfect size for American Girl dolls (or other 18 inch dolls). These would be such a cute gift for a little girl who loves tiny things or has one of these large dolls.
Another option is to glue on the bail (these are included with the bulbs in my link below) and make them quirky Christmas pendants. You could always go smaller with a 10mm bulb, but I wanted mine to be visible without a close-up look.
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Before I get to the supplies list, I want to take 2 seconds to let you know that 99% of the supplies listed in ALL of my tutorials, come from Amazon. Their prices are usually equivalent or cheaper than many craft stores (except for basic or heavy supplies, like acrylic paint). I do comparison checks for myself while making the tutorials, to make sure the price is better than craft and hobby stores! For this reason, I very much recommend signing up with Amazon Prime.
Signing up is free, and so are your first 30 days. If you just want to order the supplies, then decide it’s not right for you, or you won’t always use it, canceling is always an option. I know that with two little ones, having Prime has helped with ordering random things, that I need, but don’t have time or sanity, to load my kids in the car, drag them around an obscure store to find one thing, get to school on time, and stay on top of my business. I’ll say it loud and proud, I LOVE Amazon Prime!
If you haven’t heard about all of the perks, one year’s membership covers free 2-day shipping on so many items. The vast majority of the supplies (and other products) I recommend are included in this free shipping! Plus, you get access to Amazon’s streaming service (Downton Abbey and Man in the High Castle are worth it alone) and Amazon Music Unlimited. If you plan to be doing any of my tutorials, or are starting a new crafting hobby, I cannot recommend Amazon Prime’s 30-Day Free Trial enough. Okay, enough of my shameless pitch (that’s totally worth it), on to the supplies!
These are Links to the Supplies I’m Using in the Video:
- This polymer clay kit
- Bottle Brush Trees (These are bright pink, but you could also get beige ones and paint them)
- Glass Bulbs
- Kemper Klay Kutters Circle Set (keep clay tools separate from food tools)
- Glitter Snow
- Glossy Glaze
- Nail Art Rhinestones
- Nail Art Pearls
- Gold Alcohol Ink
- Chalk Pastels
- Antique Brass Chain
- Sculpting Tools 1
- Sculpting Tools 2
- Dotting Tools
- X-ACTO 2 Knife With Safety Cap
- Diamond Tweezers
This was a super fun project and would be the perfect gift for someone who loves interesting jewelry, miniatures, or pastel Christmas decorations (you can always change the colors 😉 )
What other kind of tutorials would you like to see? Were their any difficulties you found that I didn’t explain in the video?